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  • Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Witches in popular culture

    By Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley

    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2017

  • Witches in popular culture

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    Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.
  • Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Library Of Congress

    Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis!

    Following the death of MP Sir Simeon Stuart, 'Cato' circulated a flier imploring those who could vote to save Britain...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 May 2017

  • Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis!

    Election days: 1779 - Save Britain from crisis! Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Library Of Congress Updated content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 May 2017
    Following the death of MP Sir Simeon Stuart, 'Cato' circulated a flier imploring those who could vote to save Britain from what appeared to be terminal...
  • Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: British Government

    Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women

    At the start of the 20th Century, it was expected that MPs granted a seat in cabinet would seek re-election before...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    02 May 2017

  • Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women

    Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: British Government
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 May 2017
    At the start of the 20th Century, it was expected that MPs granted a seat in cabinet would seek re-election before taking up the posts. Winston Churchill,...
  • Earth from above, 18th Century style Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Carrington & Bowles

    Earth from above, 18th Century style

    By Dr Lily Ford

    Hot air ballooning gave people the first chance to gaze down on the planet from the heavens - and quickly became a...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Apr 2017

  • Earth from above, 18th Century style

    Earth from above, 18th Century style Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Carrington & Bowles
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Hot air ballooning gave people the first chance to gaze down on the planet from the heavens - and quickly became a battleground between science and spectacle...
  • Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC

    Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2017

  • Canals: The Making of a Nation

    Canals: The Making of a Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © BBC
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    Liz McIvor looks at who built the nation's canal network, who funded it, those who worked on it and how they were regenerated following The Second World War.
  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    01 Mar 2017

  • What is the relationship between history and historical fiction?

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    What is the relationship between history and historical fiction? Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Mar 2017
    Two authors who tell stories about the past come together to compare notes.
  • Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Capitol

    Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record?

    By Shontavia Johnson

    When the President deletes a tweet, he's wiping out material of value to historians. Potentially. Shontavia...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2017

  • Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record?

    Should Trump's tweets be a matter of record? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: US Capitol
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Feb 2017
    When the President deletes a tweet, he's wiping out material of value to historians. Potentially. Shontavia Johnson explains what's at risk.
  • How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How do historians know about the past?

    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Oct 2016

  • How do historians know about the past?

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    How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2016
    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 
  • The Real Wonder Women Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    The Real Wonder Women

    By Dr Gill Kirkup, The OpenLearn team

    Take a look at 60 of the world's most influential and pioneering women over the past 100 years.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    25 Jul 2016

  • The Real Wonder Women

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    The Real Wonder Women Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Jul 2016
    Take a look at 60 of the world's most influential and pioneering women over the past 100 years.
  • Armistice Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Luckynick | Dreamstime.com

    Armistice Day

    By The OpenLearn team

    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Nov 2015

  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Luckynick | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Nov 2015
    The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. For Remembrance Day, here's a collection of...

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    Science: microbes

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    Introductory level Updated 16 Mar 2017 Register by 01 Feb 2017
    Explore the extraordinary world of microbes – the history of their discovery,...
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